Category Archives: My Travels

Creating a SENSE of PLACE

I enjoyed writing about this subject – for the HKGolfer magazine – because I am so passionate about it. I want the golfer to feel part of the story as I take them on a journey of discovery through the … Continue reading

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Are Ground Contours taboo?

Admittedly I did not get to watch much ‘live’ golf on TV these past few days. I would like to have watched more but am currently in the throes of renovating our new home and this has taken presidente unfortunately. The timing stinks but … Continue reading

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The Site – Is it important?

I was asked today by a client to put together, for presentation purposes, a set of pictures detailing the construction progression of individual holes from the start of the project until now. To be honest, I am finding this exercise really enjoyable – rewarding … Continue reading

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How important is a Golf Course Routing?

A Golf Architect is a bit of a jack of all trades – you need to know a lot about golf, master planning, drainage and civil’s, landscape architecture, Irrigation, agronomy, construction, project management and have good people skills. Whilst a jack of … Continue reading

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A Sense of Place

When I play golf in the desert I want to feel like I am in the desert…….. It seems the best and most loved golf courses have a ‘real sense of place’. They sit harmoniously in their surroundings as if … Continue reading

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